E-Week 2022

Engineers Week 2022

Join Tufts School of Engineering to celebrate National Engineers Week with events, networking opportunities, and more. Engineers Week is for everyone: all Tufts students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are welcome. If you have questions or events to submit, email engineersweek@tufts.edu. Please be sure to review TTS's best practices for a safe and secure Zoom meeting and tips to prevent zoombombing.

Interested in STEM careers? Learn more at DiscoverE.org.

Keynote Event:

Friday, February 25
School of Engineering DEI Colloquium: Leland Melvin - Engineer, Educator, former NFL Wide Receiver and NASA Astronaut

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Livestreamed

Due to winter weather, Mr. Leland Melvin’s talk was held fully online. A recording of the lecture has been posted at go.tufts.edu/melvin.

As a highlight of our Engineers Week celebrations, we are pleased to announce a keynote lecture and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Colloquium from Leland Melvin. Leland is an engineer, educator, retired NASA astronaut, and former NFL wide receiver.

After 24 years with NASA as a researcher, astronaut, and Senior Executive Service leader, Leland now shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue STEAM careers.

A special thank you to Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life for being a participating sponsor.

  • Engineering Student-Alumni Networking Night
    6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Virtual event

    Join us for the annual Tufts Engineering Alumni-Student Networking Night, which is designed to give students the opportunity to practice their professional networking skills and to meet with alumni to hear about their career paths and life after Tufts. Students from all classes and majors are invited to speak to alums about their career experiences and to get advice. This virtual event will be held via Zoom meeting. Attendees will rotate in and out of breakout rooms. Registration is required.

  • STEM Ambassadors Hands-On-STEM-Athon
    12:00 - 2:00 PM
    Room 170, Joyce Cummings Center

    Come join the STEM Ambassadors as they practice the experiments and activities that they will be leading with high school students later this semester! The Hands-On-STEM-Athon is the perfect opportunity to speak with current ambassadors and learn more about the STEM Ambassador program; 2022-2023 applications open February 18th!

    Meet your Major
    1:30 - 3:00 PM
    SEC Atrium

    Talk to faculty and students in various engineering majors this E-Week! We will be offering Dunkin' Donuts and the opportunity to get to know more about your major before declaring. Open to all still-debating engineering students!

    Joyce Cummings Center Guided Tour
    3:00 - 4:00 PM
    Joyce Cummings Center Atrium

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the magnificent new building – home to a number of School of Engineering occupants – with a Joyce Cummings Center Tour guided by Bruce Panilaitis, the Director of Academic Space Management at Tufts. Register now, only 25 spots are available

    Joyce Cummings Center Guided Tour
    4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Joyce Cummings Center Atrium

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the magnificent new building – home to a number of School of Engineering occupants – with a Joyce Cummings Center Tour guided by Bruce Panilaitis, the Director of Academic Space Management at Tufts. Register now, only 25 spots are available

  • Design Challenge for SOE First-Year Engineering Students
    1:00 - 5:00 PM
    SEC Atrium

    Link for participation for Freshman: https://forms.gle/JzHYMUvuhtf44UnL8
    Link for mentors: https://forms.gle/aXnxTEKeuAvwaHpw9

    The First-Year Engineering Design Challenge is an annual event to bring together all first-year engineering students at Tufts University into a common engineering experience.  A “one-afternoon” activity, the concept is to have first-year students participate in a small-group collaborative design challenge.

    This is also a fantastic opportunity for sophomores, juniors, and seniors to get to know the first-year students and build something fun together. The upperclassmen can be a part of the event by registering as mentors.

  • Egg Drop Challenge
    10:00 - 11:30 AM
    SEC Atrium

    How do you like your eggs? Hopefully not scrambled! Join the SOLES Egg Drop Challenge and build a contraption to protect an egg from a two-story fall. Materials and Donuts provided.

    STEM Career Panel
    4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Registration Link: https://tufts.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUlf-GgrzMrHtAHaz7EdMASbZPCBD7ZusdY 

    5 BIPOC Tufts Alumni/graduate students from a variety of STEM fields will talk about their careers and answer questions. Come and avail this opportunity to hear about their experiences in STEM and receive advice.

    CEE BIPOC Student Dinner
    6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Burden Lounge, Anderson Hall
    Registration Link: https://forms.gle/qCKtxKBwYN5dkrx26

    Come meet your fellow Civil and Environmental engineers of color! All years are welcome for this free dinner! RSVP here. Questions, comments, or concerns email René LaPointe Jameson at rlapoi01@tufts.edu

    SEDS Rocket Build Night
    8:00 - 9:00 PM
    Room 208, Anderson Hall

    Come join the Tufts Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) to celebrate Engineers Week. We will be building foam and rubber band rockets, talking about outerspace, and hanging out.

  • Faculty Research Presentations
    12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Room 280, Joyce Cummings Center

    Join the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Tufts Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Organization (CEE GSO) to celebrate the incredible research our Tufts Engineering Faculty do. Several faculty and graduate students will be giving short presentations on their work. All are welcome!
     

    K-12 Exploring Engineering
    4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Virtual Event

    Tufts CEEO invites K-12 students and their families to a live Engineers Week event. Kids will be presented with an engineering design challenge to do at home. While attendees build, a panel of Tufts undergraduate students will talk about engineering and their paths to studying engineering. Registration required; attendees will participate with cameras off and chat access restricted. 

    Attendees are invited to gather some of these materials from around their home (suggested, not all materials are necessary):

    • Cardboard, string/yarn, tape, paperclips, pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks, paper cups, scissors, plastic containers (from recycling), paper towel rolls, felt/material scraps, egg cartons
    • Optional: Random LEGO bricks


    Careers in Technology: Accelerating Your Career and Influencing the Future
    5:00 - 6:00 PM
    Virtual event
    Registration required

    Join Tufts Gordon Institute, the hub of leadership, innovation, management, and entrepreneurship within Tufts School of Engineering, as a virtual panel of industry experts share insights into careers in technology – and how you can leverage your academic journey to advance your career. Tune in to hear firsthand as they share their professional experiences, provide recommendations for students ready to accelerate their careers and discover their passions, and answer all of your questions live.

    Permission to Fail with iRobot
    6:00 - 7:00 PM
    Room 265, Joyce Cummings Center

    Come hear iRobot employees host an open, honest discussion on the path to a STEM career. iRobot employees will join via Zoom to discuss their own failures and stumbles along the way, changing majors, self-doubt and imposter syndrome, as well as some helpful hints- academic and in mental health. You are not alone on this journey, nor the first to feel this way!

    Mythbusters Watch Party
    8:00 - 9:00 PM
    Room 210, Anderson Hall

    Tufts American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) invites all engineers to take the evening off and watch MythBusters on the big screen with their friends. Registration is required.

  • Women in Engineering: Artificial Intelligence to Benefit Humanity
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Virtual event

    We are pleased to invite you to a virtual talk with Professor and Dean of Graduate Education Karen Panetta! Dean Panetta will be speaking on women and engineering and the ways that artificial intelligence (AI) can benefit humanity. Learn how diverse skill sets in STEM are driving Tufts research in Artificial Intelligence to innovate new pathways for  medicine, cancer detection, and wildlife preservation. Registration is required.

    DiscoverE Presents: Chats with Change Makers
    12:00 PM
    Virtual event

    Join DiscoverE for a special Chats with Change Makers on Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day! Meet two engineers who work on the James Webb Space Telescope: Margaret Dominguez, optical engineer at NASA, and Stephanie Hernandez, systems engineer at Northrop Grumman. Hear their stories, ask questions and stay tuned for a hands-on challenge you can try at home or in the classroom. Your host is Tiffany, an 11th grader from Austin, Texas and Future City Competition alum. Registration is required.

    Interview Day for School of Engineering Students
    1:00 - 4:00 PM
    Virtual event

    Tufts Career Center invites students from across the School of Engineering to interview with potential employers. Make sure to register for the upcoming Virtual Career Fair, held on February 11. Your employer interactions on fair day could lead to an interview at this event. Each employer will be conducting 20 minute interviews for up to nine students.

    SWE Trivia Night
    7:00 PM
    Virtual event
    Registration required. 

    Come join SWE for a virtual trivia night on Thursday 2/24 at 7PM and learn about your favorite female engineers and scientists! Registration information coming soon!

  • School of Engineering DEI Colloquium: Leland Melvin - Engineer, Educator, former NFL Wide Receiver and NASA Astronaut
    3:00 - 4:00 PM
    Livestreamed

    A recording of the lecture has been posted at go.tufts.edu/melvin.

    As a highlight of our Engineers Week celebrations, we are pleased to announce a keynote lecture and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Colloquium from Leland Melvin. Leland is an engineer, educator, retired NASA astronaut, and former NFL wide receiver.

    After 24 years with NASA as a researcher, astronaut, and Senior Executive Service leader, Leland now shares his life story as an athlete, astronaut, scientist, engineer, photographer, and musician to help inspire the next generation of explorers to pursue STEAM careers.

    A special thank you to Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life for being a participating sponsor.

     



    The Undergraduate Research Panel and Robotics Trivia Night events originally scheduled for this date have been rescheduled for Friday, March 4th. Please see below for full event details.

     

     

  • Undergraduate Research Panel
    12:00 - 1:00 PM
    Room 212, SEC

    Registration Link: https://forms.gle/h8s4HBFqjVUJKumu5

    The Biomedical Engineering Society will be hosting a panel of sophomores, juniors, and seniors currently working in labs here at Tufts to answer your questions about research! Whether you want to know about getting started in a lab, finding a project, or turning your work into papers and internships, there will be people on the panel who have been there before, and are happy to share their experience. All majors and class years are welcome, and Goldilox bagels with cream cheese will be provided. We hope to see you there!

    Robotics Trivia Night
    6:00 PM
    SEC Atrium

    Are you smarter than a robot? Computers and robots have us beat in most things: math, cleaning the kitchen floor, online chess, online dating, remembering our friends' birthdays, and determining models for the heat death of the universe. However, one final showdown remains... and the battleground will be none other than the SEC Atrium on Friday, February 25 at 6:00pm. Come test your wits in some wild rounds of trivia against our fiercely intelligent robot competitors. The robot apocalypse is at hand and only YOU can save us (and learn some cool engineering trivia along the way).